The Emblem Hotel
What We Love
- The Jetsetter rate includes access to the private member’s club and use of the sauna, steamroom, gym and rooftop terrace
- Top location: Close to the Old Town and hip ’hood Zizkov; Prague Castle and the happening Holesovice district are just across the river
- Sleek Art Deco styling and decadent guestrooms
What To Know
- Staff leads fitness runs for healthy sightseeing
- Lightning-fast WiFi
- Guests can borrow a tablet with a built-in city guide app
- The rooftop terrace is open April through October
- Buffet Breakfast is an additional $17 per person
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
On a quiet street in Prague’s Stare Mesto quarter, a block from Old Town Square, the Emblem is a 59-room boutique hotel in a pre-war office building that blends original period features with plush but understated modernist elements. Designed to evoke the Prague tradition of artists salons, the public lounges are areas for reflection, networking and even cigar smoking and are decked out with wood, leather and marble surfaces collected from far-flung locales. Check-in is via an iPad in the Art Deco lobby as you sit with a drink in hand.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are decorated with Italian leather banquette walls, restored stone surfaces and furniture fashioned from unique wood grain. Nespresso coffee machines and 40-inch flat-screen TVs come standard, and the all-marble bathrooms come with rain showers and products from French brand Pure Altitude. Windows open onto views of the historic Old Town of cobblestones and ornate gables.
The 70-seat George Prime Steak restaurant, helmed by Slovak emigré George Betak, is dedicated to his vision of introducing the organically raised USDA Prime beef he cherishes to the heart of Central Europe. With T-bone cuts of 30-day aged steak procured from a handful of Midwestern farms, the George also offers one of Europe’s most extensive California wine collections. Plug into the Prague intellectual community with your included membership to the Maharal Club, which hosts talks and gatherings on current topics by academics, artists and visionaries amid a climate of convivial cognac-fueled debate revived from another era. Mind doesn’t have to take precedence over body, though: The top-floor gym, sauna, steam room and rooftop spa terrace are illuminated by Prague’s city lights.
In the Area
The Stare Mesto district, the medieval heart of the city, is packed with arts venues, palaces with florid stone façades and 18th-century churches. You’ll also find the classic Czech pub U Medvidku and Prague’s newest wave of hipster bars and clubs. The area’s bordered by the Vltava river, where a growing embankment scene offers fresh perspectives on Prague Castle’s spires and the Charles Bridge’s timeless arches. The nearby Rudolfinum hosts the esteemed Czech Philharmonic, while Parizska Street draws Russian model and mogul types, all nestled against the former Jewish ghetto of Josefov with its must-see Old Jewish Cemetery, which dates back seven centuries. Nearby Old Town Square is home to the Gothic National Gallery properties and the Tyn church, in which legendary stargazer Tycho Brahe is entombed. A 15-minute stroll across the river to Mala Strana leads to quiet, leafy idylls, craftspeople’s workshops, jazz clubs and embassy row.
How to Get There
Nice and Clean rooms and a lovely breakfast.
Perfect location between the anatomic clock and the old, beautiful and famous bridge.
I recommend the jaccuzi on the topfloor. A lovely wiev over the city and the castle on the other side of the river.
Stayed here 3 nights. Very accommodating place. Fabulous location. Quiet but just 2 short blocks from the main square. Very walkable to all the main sights including the Charles Bridge. Comfortable modern room with spacious bathroom. Very nice breakfast. Highly recommend
Nice stay, staff and brakfast.. tight but effcient gym.. only some small details (which make the difference) can be implemented, such as.. if you have complimentary Nespresso coffee machine.. will be nice to find it full and ready to be used, not to take care by yourself to do it.. as well as it is Nespresso machine, will be nice to have original Nespresso caps.. a complimentary bottle of water will be appreciate, instead to suggest to clients to drink the tap water.. I think details make the difference